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Windows 7: Cannot change or correct computer time (Windows 7). Not timezone issue

21 Sep 2013   #1
PaulBlay

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 
Cannot change or correct computer time (Windows 7). Not timezone issue

The clock on my computer is approximately 15 minutes slow. If I manually change it, or force an online update, it briefly shows the correct time before reverting back to the incorrect time.


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21 Sep 2013   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried changing it in the BIOS?
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21 Sep 2013   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I was going to suggest changing your bios battery but if it's changing while on then that's out. How are you connecting to the internet wireless or wired just curious. In your Date and Time Settings under Internet Time mine shows: Sync with Internet server and in the drop down box: (time.windows.com)
Double check that and get back to us.
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21 Sep 2013   #4
PaulBlay

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Have you tried changing it in the BIOS?
I have now, and it's now 3 minutes slow instead of 15 minutes slow. I still can't change it from Windows though.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
How are you connecting to the internet wireless or wired just curious. In your Date and Time Settings under Internet Time mine shows: Sync with Internet server and in the drop down box: (time.windows.com)
Same as you here.

My paranoid theory? Some time-limited trial software didn't want me changing the time / date to avoid it running out. Haha, never heard of that before, though.
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21 Sep 2013   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well then change the bios to 3 minutes faster and see if you get closer to the actual time. lol
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 Cannot change or correct computer time (Windows 7). Not timezone issue




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